April 7, 2022
For Immediate Release: April 7, 2022
Governor Mills Reappoints State Workforce Board Chair
MAINE- Governor Janet Mills announced today that she has reappointed Guy Langevin, Chief Administrative Officer of Dead River, to continue to serve as Chair of the State Workforce Board (SWB). Governor Mills nominated Langevin to serve as chair in 2019.
"State Workforce Board Chairman Guy Langevin provided extraordinary leadership to the Board as it adapted to the pandemic," said Governor Mills. "The Board plays a critical role in our efforts to address Maine's workforce challenges and to spur long-term economic growth. Guy is a veteran and a well-respected business leader with extensive experience in workforce development. I am proud to reappoint him and look forward to continuing to work with him and the State Workforce Board to build a strong, sustainable, and diverse economy."
"The work of the State Workforce Board to align our economic and workforce development goals has never been more important to Mainers and our businesses," said Guy Langevin. "I am honored by Governor Mills' trust in my leadership at this critical time and excited to continue the progress we have made over the last three years."
Langevin joined Dead River Company in 2009 as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development. In 2018, he was promoted to his current role as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Safety and Risk Management, Strategy Planning and Business Optimization.
Born and raised in southern Maine, Langevin earned his bachelors degree from the University of Southern Maine and his masters degree from the City University of New York. He is a United States Army veteran where he worked in Military Intelligence as a Cryptologic Linguist. Before joining Dead River Company, he worked in leadership roles at Hannaford Bros. Co. and Key Bank Corporation.
Langevin has been a member of the State Workforce Board for five years, serving three as chair of the Board, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Maine and Company and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the MES Foundation.
During the past year, Langevin oversaw the creation of the Boards new subcommittees in a unanimous vote. The committees are intended to align with the states workforce and economic development goals to support a thriving Maine economy for workers and businesses alike. The new Committees are aligned with the states priorities and will support alignment and coordination of programs and opportunities across the different agencies and stakeholders that comprise the states workforce system, with the goal of supporting the states economic growth through greater economic mobility for workers and a trained workforce for employers.
The three new subcommittees are: - Worker Employment, Education, and Training Subcommittee - Workforce System Integration Subcommittee - Industry Partnerships Subcommittee
Langevin also oversaw the development of a new strategic plan and vision for the State Workforce Board that is in alignment with Governor Mills 10-Year Economic Plan.
The State Workforce Board (SWB) strives to ensure that Maines workforce development system helps Maine people and businesses compete successfully in the global economy. State law says that the chair of the SWB shall "represent business and industry." The SWB advises the Governor on workforce policy and the development and evaluation of the Workforce Development System (WDS), which includes other state agencies such as Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services along with the Community College System, University of Maine System and employers.